I have read several books and stories by Connie Willis, and she's become one of my favourite authors. This warm collection of Christmas stories was not disappointment, either, but everything you'd expect from Ms. Willis - romance, humour, mystery and also genuine Christmas spirit.
This book, like other works by her, has been labeled as "science fiction". But if you're looking for space travel and funny aliens, this probably is not the book for you :) This collection comes perhaps closer to magical realism than scifi, and I would suggest it for also larger audience, not only for scifi enthusiasts. The genre of these stories varies from comedy to romance, from English country manor mystery to story of religious epiphany. "Inn", church comedy with more serious undertone, and "Cat's Paw", English Christmas mystery, are probably my two favourites.
Warmly recommended. The Denver Post critic says in the back cover of the book, "When the holidays seem too stressful, pick up Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, slow down, read a few and remember what the holiday is all about", and I couldn't agree more.